Serving the citizens of Koochiching County and the cities of Bigfalls, International Falls, Littlefork, Northome, Ranier and surrounding region.
Serving the citizens of Koochiching County and the cities of Bigfalls, International Falls, Littlefork, Northome, Ranier and surrounding region.

The FOUR Questions

Background

Voyage Forward was a county-wide initiative made up of area citizens just like yourself, who are committed to making our region a better place to live. Our mission is to engage the community by listening carefully to all community members so we have a better understanding of what is important, what is working, and what may need to be changed.

Armed with this information, we can develop strategies to make our region a better place to live and raise a family.

Similar initiatives have been very successful in Bemidji and Hermantown and in both cases, have led to community growth. But to be successful, it is important that we seek input from all areas of the region.

Approach

We asked four questions. There are no right or wrong answers to the questions. The answers will be based on your experience and knowledge of the region. We did not ask names nor included names in the final report. We ask that you be as specific as possible so we can understand what’s really important to you. If you don’t understand the question or need clarification, we will provide that information but we will not question nor debate your answer.

The Questions

They seem like very simple questions but they were very thought provoking.

  • What do you like most about living in ___________________ (city)?
  • What do you like most about living in the Koochiching County area?
  • What don’t you want to lose as the Koochiching County area changes over time?
  • If you were in charge, what would you do to improve the Koochiching County area?